Administrators Masters Program (AMP®)

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The Administrators Masters Program (AMP®) focuses on the enhancement of the skills required for employee benefit plan administration—leadership and management, communications and customer service, project management and strategic dialogue.

Candidates for AMP must attend two (2) full days of classroom instruction, then attend three (3) designated sessions offered during the U.S. Annual Employee Benefits Conference or the June 2015 Administrators Institute.

As a graduate of AMP, you will receive a certificate of completion for your course work and a commemorative pin. Graduates are welcome to attend any of the AMP graduate sessions redesigned each year and offered at the Annual Conference.

Core Program—

Enjoy a rapid learning experience that immediately improves your Administrative skills and knowledge. Participants who complete the two-day preconference core program will receive a certificate of completion and a special AMP ribbon.

Key Takeaways

  • Develop leadership and management skills essential to the efficient and effective administration of the plans you serve.
  • Apply learned knowledge and skills with your peers through participation in exercises, case studies and group activities.
  • Dialogue on the industry’s current issues, trends and best practices.
  • Valuable written materials serve as an ongoing resource.
  • Network with others who face similar challenges.

Candidate Classes—

Participants who have completed the two-day core program on Saturday and Sunday must attend three designated classes scheduled on Monday and Tuesday of the Annual Conference or the Administrators Institute in 2015 to complete the program and earn an AMP pin. Participants who attend candidate classes and earn their pins are considered graduates of the AMP.

Graduate Classes—

Two exclusive (but optional) classes are scheduled during the Annual Conference. These sessions are open to both new and past graduates of the AMP. Network with your peers and update your education each year by attending the graduate classes!

Program Facilitators

Bill Croasmun, Ph.D.
Partner, Foresight Alliance, Woodbridge, Connecticut
Dr. Croasmun helps organizations encounter the future so they can make better decisions in the present. He combines over 20 years of experience in technology leadership and management with a strong interest in nonprofit organizations and a love of workshop facilitation.

Terry Grim
Partner, Foresight Alliance, Houston, Texas
Ms. Grim, a professional futurist and strategist and certified project manager, is able to bring these disciplines together to help clients create effective plans and strategies toward their preferred future.

Registration Includes

  • Continental breakfasts
  • Working lunch on Saturday
  • Beverage breaks

More Information

For more information on program content, please contact Tom DeRoche at (262) 373-7648 or email tomd@ifebp.org.

2015 Course Offerings

Who Should Attend

The Administrators Masters Program is intended for administrators who have five or more years of professional experience in administering employee benefit plans. The course is designed to stimulate and challenge administrators, administrative staff and representatives who provide services to multiemployer and public sector benefit plans.